Veterans Day 2012 is celebrated as a Federal holiday on Monday, November 12th. Here are some local options to honor those who have served our country.
Veterans Day 2012 has come and gone...the list will be updated again in the latter part of 2013.
On Friday, November 9th, Oaks Christian School invites the public to a Veterans Day Chapel service at 9 a.m.
Annual Veterans Day Event at Reagan Library 11am to 3pm on Monday, November 12th.
The American Legion and others host Veterans Day services in Moorpark on Sunday, November 11th. A 10 am ceremony will take place at the Moorpark Veterans' Memorial followed by refreshments.
On Saturday, November 10th there will be a Veterans Day ceremony at the Simi Valley Town Center, preceded by a pancake breakfast and hot dog lunch! Mmm!
From 11 am to 1 pm on Sunday, November 11th there will be a Veterans Day service at Rancho Tapo Community Park in Simi Valley. featuring guest speakers, flag ceremony and more. The event is sponsored by the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District.
Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura hosts an annual Veterans Day event on Sunday, Nov 11th at 10:30 am. Visit www.ivylawn.org or call 805.642.1055 for details about this event.
The Malibu Chamber of Commerce and City of Malibu present the 13th Annual Veteran's Day Ceremony at Legacy Park from 11 am to 1 pm. on Sunday, Nov 11th.
Vets and active duty get a free pizza and soft drink at CPK at Simi Valley Town Center on Sunday 11/11 and Monday 11/12.
Free meal for vets and active duty at Applebees on Sunday, November 11th! www.applebees.com/veterans-day-menu
I've heard that TGI Fridays will once again be serving up a free meal to vets and active duty again this year on Monday, November 12th.
Free slice of pie at Carrows on Sunday, November 11th to all active/retired military, with proof of military ID.
Free meal to active/retired Military on 11/12 at the Lazy Dog Cafe Thousand Oaks
The following is courtesy of professional photographer Scott Harrison (www.harrysonpics.com):
Vietnam veteran David Stull stands guard while supporting a flagpole carrying the American flag at the Garden of Valor at Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village. This was one of three 30 minute shifts he stood guard. November 1984 photo by Scott Harrison/The News Chronicle
Back in the 1980s Conejo Valley residents would observe a 24-hour vigil during the Veterans Day holiday. I took photos several times, but this 1984 photo at dusk remains my favorite. The current full name of Valley Oaks is Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park. The flame is still burning at the Garden of Valor.